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Jo Thorpe
Jo Thorpe

CPD training does virtually nothing to improve the knowledge of veteran agents and property managers. It's simply been a goldmine for trainers. $99, 20mins, kerchink kerchink! It does not protect the consumer at all. Real estate isn't like medicine and accounting where industry standards, knowledge and practice are continually evolving.

Tony Heath
Tony Heath

There are a few good trainers out there but many more poor ones.As a 22 year veteran I do my cpd points on line now just to get it out of the way. I get very little out of it and believe a proper skills course run profesionally would be far more benificial. I would be all for it with the caveat that all topics must be relevant to the job I do every day

Greg Clyde-Smith
Greg Clyde-Smith

This is yet another irrelevant committee run by yet more beaurocrats

David Airey
David Airey

It's always the same. If Government gets involved in something that's running well, it will be stuffed up. NOLA is living proof of wasted Government money on an Authority that was never needed but set up to handle licensing at a cost of tens of millions. NOLA recommends abolishing CPD, dumbing down educational standards and interfering with the vocations, careers and standards of Australia's 80,000 employees in real estate and related businesses! All REI's agree with the simple concept of "National Licensing" for agents. Who imagined that this NOLA monster would storm in, ignore every word from industry on what it believes is best. Federal and State Govts are short of cash yet COAG, funded by the states and managed by the Feds, continues to fund this stuff under the guise of modernising an industry that does not want to be stripped of standards that have taken years to build.

George Rousos
George Rousos

Not much has changed since the initial RIS. I cannot ever see this document being prepared for a bill. Unfortunately, there are too many pending issues - such as the repeal of existing laws, no drafting of national code of conduct laws, strategies for compliance and enforcement under a national licensing regime and the water down of industry standards.To make matters worse, there are ministers at the state level who don't agree with a National Licensing system for property occupations. They are more for a National Harmonisation project being drafted and enacted first.

Alison
Alison

About time it was scrapped, it has only been an exercise in revenue rising. As a Property Manager, I have attended CPD training ever year with numerous organisations including REI and at no stage have I learnt any new information that I did not already know. Perhaps there should be compulsory training for new people into the industry say for the first three years and then compulsory training once every three year from then on in of any subject as long as it is no less than a full day course with a recognised training company?

Anne Forsyth
Anne Forsyth

I think it is interesting that CPD points are impossed on qualified agents but agents representatives continue to work and are not required to gain a full licence or undertake any additional studies. Surely we should be consentrating on getting all agents representaties to be qualified agents - maybe there should be a limit to how long you can remain an agent rep.

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